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    Default DM with Suicidal Ideation

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    I have a patient that was seen for suicidal ideation and the patient also has DM and is on insulin. The Dr. does not state anything about the ideation being a manifestion of the DM. However, some of co-workers said it needs to be coded as a DM with manifestion of a suicidal ideation... 250.80 and
    V62.84....I do not understand this because a person can have these ideation's and it has nothing to do with there DM.....can someone please shed some light on this. I could not find a Coding Clinic or Faye Brown example that even remotely touched on this.....

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    The physician must make the link between the suicide ideation and the diabetes to code it as a diabetic complication. It is not an automatic, because as you have stated they may in fact have absolutely nothing to do with each other.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    thank you for confirming this.

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